Cherp On His Music: “I Would Describe My Music As Poverty & Art Having A Child Out Of Wedlock”

MikeTrampe: State your name.

Cherp: Cherp

MikeTrampe: Where are you from?

Cherp: Elmira, NY

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MikeTrampe: How would you describe your music?

Cherp: I WOULD DESCRIBE MY MUSIC AS POVERTY AND ART HAVING A CHILD OUT OF WEDLOCK. MY MUSIC IS THE REBIRTH OF THE EAST COAST ARTIST AND THE RESTORATION OF WHAT HIP-HOP MEANS FOR A GENERATION.

MikeTrampe: Who are your musical influences?

Cherp: MY MUSICAL INFLUENCES ARE NAS, AL GREEN, DR. DRE, DJ PREMIER, RAY CHARLES, MICHAEL JACKSON, HEAVY D, AND MARSHA AMBROSIUS.

I STUDY GREAT ARTIST, AS WELL AS TOP SELLING ARTIST TO SEE WHAT MAKES THEM SO GREAT.

MikeTrampe: How do you feel about the music industry as a whole right now?

Cherp: I FEEL LIKE MUSIC IS AN EXPRESSION OF LIFE, SO IF THAT’S HOW PEOPLE ARE LIVING, THEN THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXPRESS THAT. EVEN IF I DISAGREE WITH IT ON A PERSONAL LEVEL. MUSIC HAS GOTTEN AWAY FROM BEING ABOUT THE CRAFT IT’S ABOUT THE FLIP PEOPLE HAVE MADE IT A HUSTLE MORE THAN IT IS AN ART FORM.

ALTHOUGH WE NEED TO GET PAID FOR OUR WORK, AS ARTIST IT’S ALSO OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PUT OUT QUALITY WORK AND INSPIRE THE YOUTH. THOSE WHO COME FROM WHAT WE COME FROM, AND TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

MikeTrampe: Where do you see your music career in 5 years?

Cherp: IN FIVE YEARS I WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL VOICES IN THE COUNTRY THROUGH MUSIC.

I WOULD SAY I WILL CHANGE THE CULTURE WITH HELP FROM ARTIST COMING UP THAT I RESPECT LIKE J.COLE, KENDRICK LAMAR, BIG KRIT, DAVE EAST, OR EVEN RNB ARTISTS LIKE JAKE&PAPA, KING MARIE.

MikeTrampe: If you could only bring one album to a deserted island, what album would you bring?

Cherp: JUST ONE IS TOUGH BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH MUSIC…BUT ONE ALBUM I NEVER GET TIRED OF IS NAS “IT WAS WRITTEN.” MY FAVORITE RAP ALBUM OF ALL TIME.

MikeTrampe: If you could open for any artist living or dead, who would it be and why?

Cherp: IF I COULD OPEN FOR ANY ARTIST LIVING OR DEAD…PROBABLY JAY Z. ONLY BECAUSE I CAN REACH MORE PEOPLE. OR THEN AGAIN, MAYBE IT’S MICHAEL JACKSON THEN. YEAH MICHAEL.

MikeTrampe: If you could create a super-group with 2 other artists and one producer, who would you pick?

Cherp: SUPER GROUP WOW, I GUESS I WOULD SAY ME NAS AND GAME AND PRODUCER WOULD BE PETE ROCK IT WOULD BE SICK AND WE WOULD ROTATE DJ PREMIER, DR. DRE, KANYE WEST, TIMBALAND. I’M GREEDY [LAUGHS].

MikeTrampe: Any last shout out’s or comments?

Cherp: SHOUT OUT TO EVERYONE INVOLVED WITH THIS NEW PROJECT “AGAINST ALL ODDS” COMING IN JANUARY.

SHOUT OUT TO EVERYBODY WHO HAS PLAYED A ROLE IN MY LIFE GOOD OR BAD AND THE EASTSIDE ELMIRA, NY. ZYAIRE FROM PORTERHOUSE LA, BEASTY PRODUCTIONS, TNB BEATS, D FRESH, MARVEL HITS, LA EXTORT, CASH COW, BLICKA DON DEE BLAZE, GAME, JAKE&PAPA, KING MARIE, BREANA MARIN, YOUNG BUCK, DAVE EAST, NICKY G AND LAST BUT NEVER LEAST GOD!

P.S. MY SONS ZAVIER AND DAMON…I’M @REALCHERP EVERYWHERE on IG, Twitter and FB.

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